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Deeside 2020

The Deeside training camp is based at Templars’ Park, Maryculter on the banks of the River Dee near Aberdeen. The camp is for around 18 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.
The camp was planned to run from Saturday 18th July – Saturday 25th July 2020
Selections announced
Congratulations to the following athletes selected for Deeside.

Unfortunately as set out in the important announcement, posted previously, the camp will not be taking place this year.

The coaching staff are currently investigating what alternatives they may be able to arrange. These are likely to centre around some virtual sessions during the scheduled week of tour.

Athletes will be notified directly of the arrangements.

  

Lagganlia 2020

The Lagganlia training camp is based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp was planned to run from Saturday 18th July – Saturday 25th July 2020.
Selections announced
Congratulations to the following athletes selected for Lagganlia.

Unfortunately as set out in the important announcement, posted previously, the camp will not be taking place this year.

The coaching staff are currently investigating what they can arrange, possibly virtually, and possibly during that planned week. Another alternative which will be looked at would be an actual camp but at a later date.

Athletes will be notified directly of the arrangements.

  

Stockholm 2020

The Stockholm training camp is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
The camp runs from Tuesday 18th August – Sunday 30th August 2020
Selections announced
Congratulations to the following athletes on making Stockholm 2020 tour.

  

2020 Scottish Camps and Coaching Course

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with the greatest regret that JROS has to announce that the 2020 Scottish Training Camps at Lagganlia and Deeside and the planned Coaching course have been cancelled.

  

Update on JROS selection policies

As you are aware all selection races have had to be postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19.
The situation is that we cannot guarantee that the tours will still be able to proceed but at the moment we are still working on the basis that the summer tours will still go ahead.
A decision will be made by at least the end of May if it is decided that any of the tours cannot go ahead.
It is clearly not possible to use the agreed selection policies due to the number of cancelled races and the statement from British Orienteering suspending all Orienteering activities.

Accordingly the tour managers and chair of selectors have now published the amended selection policies, see the individual tour entries for the details.

Please note that should the JROS tours go ahead the subsidy to attendees is likely to be reduced due to reduced income.

Gothenburg 2020

The ‘Gothenburg’ training camp is designed as a ‘self-help’ tour. Athletes attending will be expected to plan their own training. They will also be expected to be generally well organised, capable of preparing their own meals and self sufficient whilst being supervised by an experienced coach.
The camp runs from Saturday 22nd August to Monday 31st August 2020
Selection Addendum
Due to the recent cancellation of events previously listed as selection races.

  

What are the Objectives of JROS?

In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;

  • Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
  • Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
  • To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
  • Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
  • To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches

How does it seek to meet these objectives?

Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then. These comprise: Lagganlia for MW14s and some MW15s, Deeside for MW15 and 16s, Stockholm for MW16s and 17s, and Gothenburg for MW20s, 19s, and some 18s.

Since 2009, JROS has organised the Hawkshead training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.

JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches; it will host another UKCC Lv2 coach training course in 2020, and it will seek to host further courses in the future.

‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.

Jon Duncan,
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion

as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)